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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jan 5, 2011 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: onelameoffer

I'm amused by that fact you consider 77 to be "later era."

What, pray tell, do you call the Brent period, and the 90's?

it's on the tee, now hit it good....

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 5, 2011 1:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: onelameoffer

Who's "Brent"?

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jan 5, 2011 2:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hijack to another...

(~) : ) OK, good chuckle.

Maybe it's been discussed here before... are there definitive boundary lines between "eras" , do we have official names and demarcations for GD periods?

and for WT - I infer from your post you rarely venture past 73 - this really limits the songs you get to hear... for me, some amazing songs come after, I can't imagine going without a good Eyes, Scarlet/Fire, Help/Slip/Franklin's...

on the other hand, you'll only find me venturing past 79 for a few Jerry nuggets.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 5, 2011 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hijack to another...

Some refer WT's listening era ('66-'71) as the curmudgeon era.

All kidding aside, i recall that High Flow had a nice post a few years back breaking down the eras. perhaps he can find that for us.

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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 5, 2011 4:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hijack to another...

Wow, good memory elbow. I noticed you used the word "kewl" in your reply. That's goofy.:)

http://www.archive.org/post/202781/pre-76-dead-education

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jan 5, 2011 4:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hijack to another...

"Some refer WT's listening era ('66-'71)"

you need to add the qualifier...

WT's listening era ('66- 4/29/71)

You see, after he heard the Hard To Handle from 4/29 he realized there could never be another that was any better so he just quit listening after that date.Photobucket

"the curmudgeon era"

I resemble that remark.
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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 5, 2011 3:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hijack to another...

Don't forget, I did "experience" the era with tunes you enjoy, attending lots of shows from 74 thru 82. Post 82 though, there are many songs I have literally NEVER heard (day job? brent tunes? lots of em).

As elb notes, we have discusssed it a bit. I think that for folks like me, it's probably the 65-73, Golden Road window that makes the most sense. I draw the line at 71 for some unknown reason...71 is a transitional yr, as many have noted, so I do get a great deal from that yr, but defn don't go for what they'd moved into by Wake (now; I did "then"). I do think that vocals are dropping off by then (ie, Bob changes a bit by 73...some of the "talking rather than singing").

So, 65-71: The Right Era
72-79: Keith and the Not Yet Really Fat Fatman
80-89: Brent and the Periodically Comatose Fatman
90-95: Keyboard Players Galore and the Even Rounder Fatman

How's that?

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Jan 5, 2011 4:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hijack to another...

maybe true, but doesnt sound right. sounds kinda disrespectful, disregardful, ungrateful.......

there are no eras. twas all like 1 long dark star that melted into a dream which ended in 95

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 5, 2011 7:39pm
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That sounds too much like "love it or leave it" to me...

Remember: the unexamined band is not worth listening to.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 5, 2011 2:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: onelameoffer

right down the fairway!!